Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (Detroit Regional Chamber, Flickr).
Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government is facing backlash on social media after announcing former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was chosen as a senior research fellow. Activists have launched an email campaign and an online petition to express outrage over the appointment.
“Governor Snyder brings his significant expertise in management, public policy, and promoting civility to Harvard Kennedy School,” Jeffrey Liebman, director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, said in a statement. “We are excited that he will be joining the Taubman Center and confident that he will bring tremendous value to us and our students.”
However, critics pointed to Snyder’s role in the Flint Water Crisis as a reason not to give him the fellowship. Snyder was responsible for appointing the state officials who switched Flint’s water source to a polluted one as a cost-saving measure…
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